Screening of Character Actresses A-K from Spotlight Project

at Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Art, Wednesday February 14th, 2018 – 3 to 4pm

My re-casting of the 1987 Spotlight directory evokes the spirit of surrealist collage, embracing Andre Breton’s definition of Surrealism as a disruptive “juxtaposition of two more or less disparate realities” or, in this case, two more or less disparate faces. The audio component is inspired by the sound poetry of Kurt Schitters’ Ursonate, 1922–32, where language is broken down into its abstract parts, read by Eleanor Vonn Brown.

Research trip to Copenhagen for installation work for late 2018, which will be part of the permanent exhibition for the Museum of Copenhagen; curated by Jakob Parby and architect Johan Carlsson, from JAC studios.  Johan Carlsson curated an earlier wall installation called “A place of Contemplation” which was at RACA gallery in 2005, which will now be part of the Museum of Copenhagen. The installation is part of the theme of public resistance, and the resulting difference alternative communities which formed in Copenhagen over the last 20 years.

Denise Hawrysio

There used to be a me

Camberwell College of Art, UAL

45-65 Peckham Road, London

May 24 to June 9, 2017

Denise Hawrysio is clearly interested in situating her work within borderline situations whereby meaning arises through the experience, exposing complex and paradoxical identities, probing perceived and subliminal ideals of socially secure ideologies. And therefore this small but powerful exhibition at the Camberwell College library, which takes its title from Peter Sellers who once said, “I could never be myself… You see, there is no me. I do not exist… there used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed” to Kermit the Frog during his 1978 appearance on The Muppet Show, is entirely fitting into todays social media driven world.

Hey punk what are you doing with that flower in your hand?
Hawrysio and Hawrysio, photographs, January 10 to February 5, 2017

In this exhibition artist Denise Hawrysio has reproduced some of her late father’s poetic photographs. The negatives selected by Denise all have some form of photographic mishap such as flash or shutter malfunction, darkroom accidents or fingers in front of the lens. She has also continued her father’s experiments by printing black and white photography through colour processes and by reproducing the resulting images as a series of repetitive variations.

Curated by Richard Ducker
103b Dalston Lane
E8 1NH

An evening of music and film to mark the launch of Petri Huurinainen’s album ‘Exile Nothing’. The event takes place in Rye Wax, a very cool record shop and a club space in the basement of the Bussey Building in Peckham. There will be two live acts, Bouche Bee and a video collaboration myself and Petri Huurinainen.
Free entry

Sunday October 16, at 5pm to 8pm

6pm Bouche Bée
6.30 A short film by Denise Hawrysio and sound by John Wynne
7pm Petri Huurinainen

Rye Wax 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London, United Kingdom

A Lot of Things Have Happened is a rare chance to see work from the UK by artists who use a variety of media to explore process. Using chance, structure, or system, many of these works employ a variety of strategies to disrupt intuition and interrupt the measured performance of art-making.

Maurice Carlin, Arnaud Desjardin, Marcia Farquhar, Jem Finer, Richard Galpin, Denise Hawrysio, Dan Hays, Tim Head, Sam Hodge, Petri Huurinainen, Joanne Love, Liselotte Boegh Mathiasen, Michael Petry, Emily Richardson, Bronwen Sleigh, John Wynne

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau St, Vancouver, Canada
Curated by Denise Hawrysio

The Art of Not Making tackles the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlights the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in creating some of today’s most innovative and highly sought-after works of art. Denise Hawrysio’s work, The Spotlight, was included in this publication and a touring exhibition.


Artists include: Angela Allen, Gill Eatherley, Louisa Fairclough, Steve Farrer, Nicky Hamlyn, Emma Hart, Dan Hays, Denise Hawrysio, Malcolm Le Grice, Rob Mullender, Annabel Nicolson, Simon Payne, William Raban, Lucy Reynolds, Guy Sherwin, Chris Welsby

Film in Space is a group exhibition selected by British artist-filmmaker Guy Sherwin. The exhibition focuses on expanded cinema, a film movement which came to prominence in Britain in the early 1970s, at the time Sherwin started making films. The movement was closely associated with the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, an organisation set up in 1966 by artist-filmmakers to exhibit and produce experimental film work which challenged mainstream cinema.

Visiting Artist at the Print Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2011
Recipient, Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2011
Photograph; Denise Hawrysio with assistance Amanda Forrest